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  • 00:30

    Sri Lanka/Ghosts of war

    in Politics

    The United Nations Office for Human Rights is set to open an investigation into war crimes during the Sri Lankan conflict. The Sri Lankan government is opposed to the inquiry. Why would they reject an outside investigation? Thousands of civilians were killed in the final months of the war. What happened to the "safe zones"? Join us as we discuss why the world media largely ignored this conflict.

  • 01:01

    Celebrating the Women of Sri Lanka

    in Women

    An encore program swith my guest Pastor Cynthia Newborne as she talks about the women in Sri Lanka India.....and Explosive program

  • 01:00

    Sri Lanka Briefing #1

    in News

    According to The New York Times, "With Sri Lanka's military making its deepest push into rebel territory in a decade, Asia's longest-running civil war appears to be edging closer to a military solution — though one that has already extracted a high cost for the divided country's civilians." Are 25 years of war nearing an end? And at what price?

    This is the first in a series of SAJA webcasts.

    Featuring: Ahilan Kadirgamar, spokesperson for the Sri Lanka Democracy Forum; Vasuki Nesiah, director of International Affairs and Brown University; Muttukrishna Sarvananthan, Fulbright Visiting Research Scholar at the Elliott School of International Affairs, George Washington University.
    Moderator: V.V. Ganeshananthan, SAJA VP and author of "Love Marriage," a novel set in Sri Lanka and the diaspora. Questions/comments: saja@columbia.edu (subject=webcast)

  • 00:30

    Sri Lanka Briefing #4: The Human Rights Situation

    in News

    Discussing the University Teachers for Human Rights (Jaffna) Special Report: on A Marred Victory and a Defeat Pregnant With Foreboding... SAJA features a rare interview with a member of University Teachers for Human Rights (Jaffna), Dr. K. Sritharan. UTHR(J) has just issued a special report focusing on the last two months of the war in Sri Lanka—and in particular, its ramifications for civilians.

  • 01:00

    Sri Lanka Briefing #3: The End of the Tigers: What's Next in Post-War Sri Lanka

    in News

    South Asian Journalists Association presents the third in a series of webcasts about Sri Lanka. The war in Sri Lanka has drawn to a close in terms of military operations—but serious humanitarian and political questions remain. Will there be a return to armed conflict, or is it really over? How will the issues of hundreds of thousands of internally displaced people be addressed? How will the human rights situation be addressed? As the international community and Sri Lankan government officials talk about a political solution, what process is likely to take hold? How far will that solution go? What will be the relationship between rehabilitation, reconstruction, development and the political process? What are the possibilities of a transitional process to provide democratic space? How can demilitarization and democracy move forward in Sri Lanka? What role will the powerful Tamil diaspora play? Featuring: Ahilan Kadirgamar, spokesperson for the Sri Lanka Democracy Forum; Alan Keenan, senior analyst of the International Crisis Group; Jayampathy Wickramaratne, constitutional lawyer.
    Moderator: V.V. Ganeshananthan, former SAJA vice president and author of "Love Marriage," a novel set in Sri Lanka and the diaspora.

  • 00:08

    Despite end of civil war Christians still face persecution in Sri Lanka (Second Coming Watch Update

    in Religion


    Despite end of civil war Christians still face persecution in Sri Lanka. According to Christian Today, a group of religious liberty organisations is calling upon Sri Lanka to officially recognise the country's evangelical community. Release International UK director Colin King says, "There have been attacks against Christians, but as well as physical violence, there is also legal opposition and restrictions with the authorities refusing to recognise non-traditional churches. We urge Christians worldwide to pray for an end to these practices in Sri Lanka so that there may be true religious liberty for all."



    Turkey to purchase a long-range air defense system. According to Turkish newspaper, Today's Zaman, amid growing uncertainties ignited by the unfolding 14-month-old Syrian crisis and escalating tension between Iran and the West, Turkey is preparing to purchase a long-range air defense system worth $4 billion to beef up its defense capabilities in order to avert any threat to its national security. Turkey has sped up the procurement process of the system in recent months and will reach a final decision in an upcoming meeting of the Defense Industry Implementation Committee, which will be led by Prime Minister Erdogan on July 4.



    World stocks struggle as European crisis threatens to spread globally. According to the Associated Press, world stocks struggled under concerns that Europe's debt crisis was deepening and threatening to infect the world economy. Investors are nervously awaiting Greek elections on Sunday, when a party that's threatening to renege on the country's bailout terms could come away the big winner. That might force the country out the euro.Attention is also focused on Spain, where borrowing costs rose to euro-era highs, increasing concerns that it could need a bailout. 

  • 01:00

    Sri Lanka Briefing #2: After the Fall of Kilinochchi

    in News

    On Jan. 2, the Sri Lankan government said it had captured the rebel Tamil Tigers' capital of Kilinochchi. The news has brought renewed attention to the 25-year civil war in Sri Lanka. What's next? What might a political solution mean in light of recent military developments? How do recent events affect the country and its status within the region, as well as with the U.S.? How can journalists cover this evolving story?

    Learn about all this and more with a distinguished panel of scholars, experts and journalists. Please post your questions in the comments section below or e-mail saja[at]columbia.edu (subject=webcast)

  • 03:01

    Cricket Talk Weekly- Leon Francis Host

    in Sports

    A great show is aCricket  Talk only heard in the USA.nticipated. Just when think cricket news have dried up, more breaking news rise its head. It is going to be a Sunday to remember..Reach out to your friends and well wishers.,.

  • 01:42

    THURSDAY LAW AND DISORDER

    in Politics

    Law and Disorder Radio  (See: http://lawanddisorder.org/  ) is a weekly, independent radio program airing on several stations across the United States and broadcasting on the web. Law and Disorder gives listeners access to rare legal perspectives on issues concerning civil liberties, privacy, right to dissent and the horrendous practices of torture exercised by the US government. This program examines the political forces and legislation that are moving the United States into a police state.


    Three top progressive lawyers host the program and bring an amazing, diverse line up of guests from grassroots activists to politically mindful authors. Most importantly, Law and Disorder brings access to attorneys who give insights to some of the most controversial cases the show is the generator of news within the radio echo-chamber throughout the country.


    1st HOUR: This news program is broadcast and streamed at KKFI-fm 90.1 Tuesday, 9am (CST) See: http://www.kkfi.org/


    2nd HOUR: Alex Smith's latest Radio Ecoshock, the world's largest ecology website, from Boundary, Canada. 


    Welcome to a mixed bag of greens this week. You'll hear Sri-Lankan-American author Ashoka Banadarage's solutions for collapse, and a classic conversation from the four seasons garden to your dinner table, with one of America's best known organic growers, Barbara Damrosch. But first we try to escape from the voices of society, with author and "professional dropout" Miles Olson, from the Mother Earth News Fair.


    See: http://www.ecoshock.org/


     

  • 03:00

    Cricket Talk-Father's Day Edition.

    in Sports

    Live Chat amongst the panellists., Leon Francis, Ivor Henry,Audley Watson, Cardinal Mills, Simon Obrien and Virgil Francis. We will be spending some time dicussing the future of WI Cricket. More details of the Caribbean Premier League,3rd Edition, The Ashes, and Sri Lanka vs Pakistan. WIl the WI qualify for the Championship League 2017? Are some of the item we will discuss.Join in ewarly you may just miss a vital point.

  • 01:19

    Kelly Hills and Kaberi Kar Gupta • Survival of the Slender Loris

    in Science

    Kelly talks with Dr. Kaberi Kar Gupta, Principal Scientist of the Urban Slender Loris Project, where citizens and scientists learn about this small nocturnal primate found only in Sri Lanka and Southern India in order to figure out how urban coexistance might be possible. 


    Slender lorises are arboreal and therefore require continuous forest canopy. This continuity is created by either large trees that are close to each other in old forests or by the climbing vines in forests where the understory is undisturbed. Their preferred diet is mostly insects and fruit.